The head of Liverpool is next to new candidates on a short list. Bayern coach Niko Kovac apologizes to Pep Guardiola. Roger Schmidt is no longer a coach in Beijing.
Soccer: Jürgen Klopp was nominated after the Champions League triumph with Liverpool for the world coach of the year. Among the ten candidates for the FIFA freestyle are the last opponents of Klopp, Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham Hotspur and Pep Guardiola of Manchester City, as announced Wednesday the World Football Association. Klopp, 52, led Liverpool last season as the European champion class. In the Premier League, the Reds were barely second behind City.
Klopp was named world coach in 2013 and 2016, but he went out empty every time. Other competitors this year are former Bayern coach Erik ten Hag, Ajax Amsterdam, Didier Dechamps, and Portuguese Fernando Santos. Brazilian coach Tite, Peruvian coach Ricardo Gareca, Algerian Djamel Belmadi and Marcelo Gallardo of River Plate are also among the candidates. In female coaches, outgoing US national coach Jill Ellis is the runner favorite. The English coach Phil Neville is also part of the title contenders.
The winners of the elections will be honored by Fifa in Milan on 23 September. Fans can vote on the FIFA website. Their vote is also the vote of coaches and captains of national teams and journalists. Last year, the world coach of Deschamps in men, coach Silvia Neid won the women's rankings.
Bayern: Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac is apologetic for his optimistic assessment of a possible transfer of football star Leroy Sané from Manchester City. "I have become a little too offensive," said the coach Tuesday night at ZDF in a previous interview. He had already telephoned the city coach, Pep Guardiola, to ask him to apologize because I know he is a Manchester City player.
Kovac had been optimistic Sunday on ZDF in order to change the players of 23 years. "I'm very confident, I guess we can get it," Kovac said. As a result of this assessment, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge reprimanded the coach. "I did not like the statement, so I do not hide it, we have a very good relationship with Manchester City," said the CEO of FC Bayern Munich. He mentioned the Sanes contract with the English champion until the end of June 2021.
Soccer: Brazilian police closed the investigation into the rape charges against Neymar. Chief investigator Juliana Lopes Bussacos examined in detail the allegations of a model against the attacker of the French first division, Paris Saint-Germain, and decided not to recommend a lawsuit, Monday reported the G1 information portal. The Attorney General now has 15 days to decide what to do. It may, contrary to the recommendation of the police, sue Neymar, file the case or request further investigation. The model accuses Neymar of forcing her to have sex in mid-May in Paris in a state of intoxication and having "used force". Neymar admits that she met the woman in Paris, but still rejected the rape charges.
Football, China: Roger Schmidt is no longer a coach in the first division, Beijing Guoan. The contract was terminated prematurely, confirmed Wednesday a spokesman for the club. However, he did not specify whether the club or the coach had made the decision to separate. The club has already found a new coach, the spokesman said. More details should follow soon. Previously, the "kicker" had announced that the club was separate from the player aged 52, despite 16 wins in 20 games. Former Bundesliga coach Bayer Leverkusen had signed a contract in the summer of 2017 in Beijing until the end of the season, still in progress and had become the winner of the cup. Successor should be noisy kicker to be the French Bruno Genesio. Schmidt himself had recently pointed out that work in China "is very demanding of the family". His wife and children stayed in Germany. Although he had a positive record of his stay in China ("I was very pleasantly surprised in every way."), But had left open the possibility of extending his contract.
Vfb Stuttgart: Jürgen Klinsmann had a first conversation about cooperation with his former club, VfB Stuttgart. "The exchange of information has been very positive," said the former football coach of the Stuttgarter ZeitungAccording to the newspaper, the 54-year-old met with the second division supervisory board, Wilfried Porth and Hermann Ohlicher, as well as interim club director Bernd Gaiser. Life in California Klinsmann should apparently be able to take over the newly created office of the CEO of VfB Stuttgart AG. "The position of president, which should be mainly representative in the future, is however out of the question for him," writes the president. Stuttgarter Zeitung,
Klinsmann played from 1984 to 1989 for the Swabians. In 156 Bundesliga matches, he met 79 times. After the cancellation of the general assembly and the resignation of President Wolfgang Dietrich two weeks ago, the 1990 world champion was put in play by various parties – including the Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann – for a position of responsibility within the Stuttgart team. "If anybody from VfB Stuttgart calls, for whatever reason, he will always respond as in the past," his media consultant, Roland Eitel, told the German news agency. A new president will be elected December 15 at an extraordinary general meeting. In addition, the position of Chairman of the Executive Board is vacant within the VfB long-term outsourced football club.
2nd Bundesliga, St. Pauli: After the public sweep of coach Jos Luhukay, FC St. Pauli has just missed his first round victory in the 2nd Bundesliga. Hamburg was to be satisfied at the end of the first match day Monday night at Arminia Bielefeld with a 1-1 (1-0), Manuel Prietl (90) tied for the hosts until shortly before the end. The second division debut, Christian Conteh (32) had led St. Pauli in the lead. Before the referee, Bastian Dankert (Rostock) had a hand penalty in favor of retired Bielefeld (74th). "For me, it's a penalty," said Arminia coach Uwe Neuhaus. sky: "I've heard that with the regulation of the hand everything should be easier, I have not had the impression today." Dankert defended himself: "After seeing the pictures, it quickly became clear that our perception was false."
Luhukay's angry speech had also caused quite a stir the day before. "Of course, that does not let something pass without a trace," said St. Pauli's defender, Marvin Knoll, before adding: "It's the opinion of the & # 39; Coach, I have a different opinion. " Luhukay had criticized before the start of the season, in St. Pauli prevails "too much comfort", he is "too worked in the comfort zone" and there are too many things to "be friends", then he scolded: "The comfort zone and the comfort should be thrown in the trash." He had thought of a resignation but "no second," said the 56-year-old before the match.